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Magic Slim & the Teardrops

b. Morris Holt, 7 August 1937, Torrence, Grenada, Mississippi, USA. Blues guitarist and vocalist Magic Slim became interested in music during childhood. He moved first to nearby Grenada, Mississippi, and then to Chicago in 1955, where he worked as bass player for Magic Sam, who gave Holt his name. He obtained a false identity card so that he was able to play bass with Sam in the bars and clubs. After completing that stay, he switched back to guitar and performed with a Chicago band called Mr. Pitiful And The Teardrops. When that band broke up, he moved back to Mississippi before returning to Chicago once again in 1965, where he re-formed the Teardrops with his two brothers (Nick, the bass player, became a permanent member). The band recorded its first single for the local Wes label in 1966, and another for the equally small Mean Mistreater label in 1970. It was not until 1978 that Magic Slim And The Teardrops began recording in earnest, contributing four tracks to an Alligator Records anthology. That was followed by a live album for the small Candy Apple label as well as recordings made in France, which were released in the USA on Alligator as Raw Magic in 1982. That same year he recorded the highly praised Grand Slam for Rooster Blues Records. A live album recorded in Austria, Chicago Blues Session, followed in 1987. Gravel Road, released on the small Blind Pig label in the USA, was issued in 1990. His sound is perhaps the tightest of any Chicago blues band working at the present time. This consistently satisfying blues musician has recorded singles for numerous labels but, recently, has recorded mainly for the Wolf Record label in Austria and Blind Pig in San Francisco..
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Stations Featuring
Magic Slim & the Teardrops

    Modern Blues

    Modern Blues
    3 songs

    All Blues

    All Blues
    16 songs

Albums by
Magic Slim & the Teardrops

Top Songs by
Magic Slim & the Teardrops

  1.   Song
  2.   Champagne and Reefer
  3.   Lonely Man
  4.   I Got Money
  5.   I'm a Bluesman
  6.   Spider in My Stew
  7.   Let Me Love You
  8.   What Is That You Got
  9.   Full Load Boogie
  10.   Sunrise Blues
  11.   Crosseyed Cat
  12.   Bad Boy
  13.   Cryin' Won't Let You Stay
  14.   Carla
  15.   You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
  16.   Give Me Back My Wig
  17.   House Cat Blues
  18.   Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
  19.   Loving You Is the Best Thing That Happened to Me
  20.   I Started Loving You Again
  21.   Pretty Girls Everywhere
  22.   Please Don't Waste My Time
  23.   Bad Luck Is Fallin'
  24.   Freddie's Blues
  25.   I Need Lovin'
  26.   Gravel Road
  27.   Mind Your Own Business
  28.   How Many More Years
  29.   Country Joyride
  30.   Gambling Blues
  31.   Matchbox Blues
  32.   The Man You Need
  33.   I'm Not the Same Person
  34.   Chickenheads
  35.   Mustang Sally
  36.   How Much More Long
  37.   Prisoner of Love
  38.   Older Woman
  39.   I Ain't Lookin for No Love
  40.   Get Your Business Straight
  41.   Lonely for Your Love
  42.   You Got to Pay
  43.   Country Boy
  44.   Lonesome Trouble
  45.   I Want to See You in the Evening
  46.   Early Every Morning
  47.   Girl What You Want Me to Do
  48.   Room 109
  49.   Evil Woman Blues
  50.   Can't Get No Grindin'
  51.   I'm Gonna Get You Babe
  52.   Hard to Handle
  53.   Hard Luck Blues
  54.   Just Before You Go
  55.   Goin' to Mississippi
  56.   Shake It
  57.   Snakebite
  58.   Key to Your Door
  59.   What's Wrong
  60.   Slim's Hideaway
  61.   I'm Gonna Send You Back to Georgia
  62.   Lookin' for a Lover
  63.   Further On Up The Road
  64.   Hole in the Wall
  65.   Lump on Your Stump
  66.   Someone Else Is Steppin' In
  67.   Please Don't Dog Me
  68.   Black Tornado
  69.   Scufflin'
  70.   Think
  71.   Cold Women With Warm Hearts
  72.   Down in Virginia
  73.   Before You Accuse Me
  74.   Magic Boogie

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